Date of Death:  May 12, 2022

Service Details

A Celebration of Life in Cecil’s honor will take place Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Eagles, 715 E. Hoffman St., Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Cecil Paul Haines, age 88, of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born in Cassopolis, MI on January 15, 1934 the son of Paul J. and Mildred (Patterson) Haines.

Cecil was employed for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postal Carrier for thirty-five years until his retirement.

He was a member of Dowagiac Masonic Lodge for many years. Cecil was also an avid bowler, fisherman, and always enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; daughter, Michelle Huff; son, Dean Haines; best friend, Dean Hoekenson.

Surviving to cherish his memory is daughter, Kathi Allen; sons, Cecil Jr Haines, Mike (Mary Trickett) Haines, Bart (Pam) Haines, and Chuck Haines; sister-in-law, Jean Leclighter; brothers, Roger (Darlene) Haines and Richard “Tree” Haines; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; great friends, Rich Mulligan and Pat Tavernier.

Additional Information

Memorial donations may be directed to Three Rivers Youth Bowling. Envelopes are available at and also may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. I met Cecil when I was a young man of about 19 yrs old back in the 80’s. I was on a bowling team at the Mixing Bowl when we met. Cecil was an awesome guy and it was always a good time bowling with Cecil around. Many great memories of him. I later met his son Dean while driving semi for a company in Centerville and Dean was just as fun to hang around with as Cecil was. I didn’t learn of Dean’s passing until just now. Sorry for your loss of these 2 men. I’ve drove semi over the road for years and thought of them often.

  2. He truly had the “right stuff” always met you with that smile, laugh and small town charm that was the essence of Jones which I visited many times in the 70’s and seeing him at bowling always made me smile too sincere condolensces to his family Julie Slentz

  3. I came to know Cecil this past year, as he was on our bowling team at South Lanes Bowling Alley in Three Rivers, MI. Cecil was quite a good bowler, He enjoyed the social aspect of being on a team, and near friends.and family. I was saddened to learn that Cecil had died, but I’m truly grateful for the time Cecil shared with me, which I will never forget. God bless him abundantly. My heart felt condolences to family and friends.

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